potty training?

Kimberly - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm wondering at what age seems to work best to potty train a little boy. Plus, what techniques seem to work best? standing? sitting? rear facing? cheerioes?

Thanks!

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Tiana - posted on 02/11/2009

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we tried for about a year to potty train our son and it wasn't until he decided he was going to be potty trained at 2 1/2 that he finally was. He went from rear facing to now standing up

Lee-Ann - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Kimberly:

potty training?

I'm wondering at what age seems to work best to potty train a little boy. Plus, what techniques seem to work best? standing? sitting? rear facing? cheerioes?
Thanks!


Hi Kimberley



I recon 2 years old, but wait for signs from him.  He will start touching, pulling, looking, pulling his nappy off, trying to climb on the toilet.  I think sitting for now, once they get bigger they will figure it out.  My little one is potty training at the moment and he will actually sit on the toilet for a while and make me sit there with him until he eventually wees.



Hope this helps!

Charity - posted on 02/10/2009

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my son is 3 1/2 and we just finished potty training. i have heard you can start as early as 22 months, but my son just wasn't ready yet. we trained him to stand and pee at the big toilet, and he uses a little kiddie potty for his #2's. i would ask him if he had to go about every 1/2 hour, and if he said no for over 2 hours, i would go with him to the toilet and have him stand there and at least try. for #2's, i would watch him for signs he had to go (he was a hider when he had to go in his diapers) and when i could tell he needed to go, i had him go sit on the little potty and i would read him a book. usually by the time the book was done, he had successfully gone. if not, we would read another book and see what happened.



it took us a few months to be honest. the more time you can dedicate to staying home and helping him learn, the faster it should go i assume. but i advocate teaching him to go the way he will always go, otherwise he will just have to re-learn the new way. (i.e. facing backwards or sitting to pee)



best of luck!

Christa - posted on 02/10/2009

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Well, I potty trained my nephew when he was a little older than three. Every kid is different. At that point he understood the concept, but just didn't want to stop playing to go into the bathroom and sit on the toilet, so he had numerous accidents throughout the day. What I did, is every hour on the hour during one whole weekend, I would say, ok time to sit on the toilet, and eventually he got sick of me telling him to go potty every hour and went on his own.

Aubrey - posted on 02/10/2009

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We had our son potty trained a couple months before he turned 3...we had to work with him quite a bit, but I've heard that's pretty normal for boys.



Now, my girls on the other hand...they will be 2 on Fri. and they're already showing interest. I've heard girls are easier to train though.



GOOD LUCK!

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